Novak Djokovic defeats Stefan Tsitsipas to win 10th Australian Open and 22nd grand slam overall
Calling it the biggest victory of his career, Novak Djokovic has won his 10th Australian Open title and 22nd grand slam crown, tying him with Rafael Nadal at the top of the men’s all-time list. Djokovic, the reigning Wimbledon champion, also regained the world number one ranking after his 6-3, 7-6, 7-6 win over Stefan Tsistipas of Greece.
“I want to say this has been one of the most challenging tournaments I’ve ever played in my life, considering the circumstances. Not playing last year; coming back this year,” Djokovic said after the match, wearing a zip-up white jacket with a “22” on his chest. “And I want to thank all the people that made me feel welcome, made me feel comfortable, to be in Melbourne, to be in Australia.”
And a moment later, he uttered a statement that is truly significant, given all the 35-year-old from Serbia has done on a tennis court: “This probably is the, I would say, biggest victory of my life.”
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He may be talented in the game of tennis but it’s off the court that illuminates his true character.
Yes, yes, we have seen glimpses of that on the court as well.